It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.— Louis Sachar
The most dreamy Louis Sachar quotes that will activate your inner potential
If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs, "The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies." While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, Crying to the moo-oo-oon, "If only, If only.
It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealinggreat-great-grandfather!
I'm not saying it's going to be easy.
Nothing in life is easy. But that's no reason to give up. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it.After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.
When I turned the corner, I saw Toni waving at me from the elevator.
I think I've already told you how it made me feel to see her smile and wave at me. You can have your sunsets and waterfalls. If a piano were to suddenly fall on my head, that's the image I'd want forever engraved in my mind. —Alton Richard
The impossible is more believable than the highly improbable.
You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy.
You can't let anybody else tell you what your choices are.
Sometimes they won't give you the right choice.
If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply;
Reflecting the sun and all that's gone by. Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly. Fly high, my baby bird, My angel, my only
Whenever you give someone a present or sing a holiday song, you're helping Santa Claus. To me, that's what Christmas is all about. Helping Santa Claus!
Zero wasnt worried, " When you spend your whole life living in a shole", he said, "the only way you can go is up.
Well, let me tell you something, Caveman.
You are here on account of one person. If it wasn't for that person, you wouldn't be here digging holes in the hot sun. You know who that person is?" "My no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.
Okay, you were probably taught there are five senses," he said.
"We see, hear, touch, smell and taste. But how do we know those are the only five? What are the senses that we don't have? What are we failing to perceive?
Life is like crossing a river. If you take a huge step-aim for too bigger dreams-then the current will knock you off your feet and carry you away. The way to do it is small steps, you will take hold of life. You will get there in the end.
Rattlesnakes would be a lot more dangerous if they didn't have the rattle.
I'm not stupid. I know everybody thinks I am. I just don't like answering their questions.
I may have ruined my life, but at least I got to eat some really good Chinese food.
Not counting Small Steps, I think Holes is my best book, in terms of plot, and setting, and the way the story revealed itself. It hasn’t changed my life, other than that I have more money than I did before I wrote it. I’m still too close to Small Steps to compare it to Holes.
We may be surrounded by some greater reality, to which we are oblivious.
And even if we could somehow perceive it in some entirely new way, it is extremely doubtful we would be able to comprehend what we perceived.
I really began to love to read while in high school, and my favorite authors were my heroes: J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut.
I didn't become a good writer until I learned how to rewrite.
And I don't just mean fixing spelling and adding a comma. I rewrite each of my books five or six times, and each time I change huge portions of the story.
I never think of an entire book at once.
I always just start with a very small idea. In 'Holes,' I just began with the setting; a juvenile correctional facility located in the Texas desert. Then I slowly make up the story, and rewrite it several times, and each time I rewrite it, I get new ideas, and change the old ideas around.
I write in the mornings, two or three hours every day, and then at least four times a week I play in a duplicate game at a bridge club. I try to go to tournaments three, four, or five times a year.
My parents played bridge, and I remember being fascinated watching them.
I sometimes got a chance to sit in on a hand, which I loved. But then I didn't actually play on my own for about 30 years.
I want kids to think that reading can be just as much fun and more so than TV or video games or whatever else they do. I think any other kind of message or morals that I might teach is secondary to first just enjoying a book.
An idea doesn't die," said Trapp. "It exists somewhere, in its own dimension, waiting to be perceived.
I hope I remember everything," said Toni.
"You won't," said Trapp. "That's how you learn. But after you make the same mistake one, or two, or five times, you'll eventually get it. And then you'll make new mistakes.
Life will deal me many different hands, some good, some bad (maybe they've already been dealt), but from here on in, I'll be turning my own cards. —Alton Richard
It's funny how you can go from hating a girl to maybe liking her, maybe liking her a lot, just because she shows a little interest in you.
But I'm taking small steps 'Cause I don't know where I'm going I'm taking small steps And I don't know what to say. Small steps, Trying to pull myself together And maybe I'll discover A clue along the way!
I'm no good at describing my books. 'Holes' has been out now for seven years, and I still can't come up with a good answer when asked what that book is about.
There was something special about being in a strange place, all alone in a mass of people even if you had just screwed up your life, or perhaps especially if you had just screwed up your life.
You make the decision: Whom did God punish?
He could hardly lift his spoon during breakfast, and then he was out on the lake, his spoon soon replaced by a shovel.
I remember my fourth grade teacher reading 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Stuart Little' to us - both, of course, by E. B. White. His stories were genuinely funny, thought provoking and full of irony and charm. He didn't condescend to his readers, which was why I liked his books, and why I wasn't a big reader of other children's' books.
Each beat told him he was still alive, at least for one more second.
I jog in the morning and then write for about two hours.
There are times when I'm really excited and can't wait to get back to it. But there are days when I don't know what's coming next, and I really have to force it.
When anything bad happens to me or someone I know, I always know who to blame.
The media tends to portray the teenage world as one where drinking and sex is taken for granted. In fact, I think most teenagers don't drink, are unsure of themselves, and feel awkward around members of the opposite sex.
I guess what led to me writing 'Holes' was having moved to Texas in 1991, and it was sort of my reaction to Texas.
Doesn't every kid want to dig a hold to China? Didn't you? What about Chinese children?
What amazes me is that most days feel useless.
I don't seem to accomplish anything-just a few pages, most of which don't seem very good. Yet, when I put all those wasted days together, I somehow end up with a book of which I'm very proud.
Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you.
Part of me becomes the characters I'm writing about.
I think readers feel like they are there, the way I am, as a result.
It's – I write the books and let the market find who reads it.
I guess a young adult is anywhere from ten to fifteen.
Toni hears voices," said Trapp. "But who is this Dr. Ellsworth to tell her she's a schizophrenic? Maybe she just perceives better than the rest of us. Maybe the voices she hears are just uncommunicated ideas, floating free.
I think of a book and a play, or a book and a movie, as two separate things - I don't think of it as my novel having a new life.
In a way, it made him sad. He couldn't help but think that a hundred times zero was still nothing.
There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
You're responsible for yourself. You messed up your life, and it's up to you to fix it. No one else is going to do it for you -- for any of you.